Thursday Notes 
The Raskob Parent Association Weekly Newsletter
November 6, 2013                                                                                       Volume 1   Issue 12 
Get your new spirit wear here.
Message from RPA President

Although the Book Fair in the Raskob Library will close today, November 7, following an afternoon sale from 2:30 to 4 pm, you can still shop online through Sunday.  Proceeds from the sale are used by Raskob teachers to purchase books for the classrooms and library.  Thank you to Carla Dartis and Becky Stevens for coordinating this wonderful event and to Laurel Books which provided the books and is a great Raskob supporter.

Speaking of shopping, we have two more opportunities for you.  The See's Candy fundraiser is starting and order forms will be coming home with your children by the end of the week.  This is an important fundraiser for the RPA, so please consider ordering candy for holiday gifts.  Contact Dayna Broussard for questions about the See's fundraiser.  The other shopping opportunity is at our Raskob Spirit Wear Store. While neither the school nor the RPA make any money from the sale of spirit wear there is a great selection of T shirts, hoodies and other items for showing your Raskob pride.

Thank you to Karen Cevallos for agreeing to be the new RPA secretary.  Minutes from recent meetings are posted on the RPA website as soon as they have been approved so that you can stay informed even if you cannot attend the meetings on the first Wednesday of each month.

We had our first RPA parent education event of the year Tuesday night.  Officer DeWarns gave a presentation regarding internet safety.  He also presented this information in a different format to the middle school students during the school day.  Copies of his presentation are available on CDs in the Raskob office.  Thank you to Marjorie Stamper-Kurn for organizing this event.

Our first quarterly coffee took place prior to the RPA meeting yesterday with Edee Ben Ari as our featured speaker.  Thank you to Karine Bobut and Karen Kelley for bringing coffee, fruit and pastries.  Our next RPA meeting will be on Wednesday, December 4, at 8:30 am in the California Room.  We hope to see you there!


Best Regards,

Alumni Night
Wednesday, November 13 | 6:30pm | California Room
 Parents and Kids welcome!  
Pizza served!


This is an important night especially for 7th and 8th graders who can hear from their friends that have graduated from Raskob and are now in High School.  We will have kids and parents from:


Albany High    
Orinda Academy 
| Maybeck  
| Miramonte 
Orion Academy
 | Oakland School for the Arts
We will hear from kids and their parents about the transition to High school, life in High School, and how Raskob helped them prepare. 
  • Pizza 6:30
  • High School Student Panel | 7-8
  • Parents of High Schoolers | 8-8:30
  • Questions | 8:30
Event questions, please contact Jean or Lisa.

This event is open to all parents, guardians and kids.
See's Candy Fundraiser

All students will be bringing home the paperwork and order forms to support our annual See's Candy fundraiser. Be sure to check those backpacks this weekend and begin to think about your See's Candy needs for the Holidays. No need to wait in long lines at the See's store when you can place an order, have the items delivered to you at home and have a portion of purchase support Raskob. Don't forget to share the convenient shopping opportunity with your co-workers, family and friends. All orders are due back at school by November 21 - no exceptions. All checks should be made out to Raskob. For questions contact Dayna

School Activities & Announcements

Important Survey for Raskob Parents

As Raskob prepares for its WASC accreditation review, parents are asked to provide important feedback about the Raskob Goals and Objectives as they relate to the areas of Community, Competency, and Communication.  All parents are asked to please complete this anonymous school-wide survey. Please be sure to only complete the survey once.



Middle School Basketball Team

The Raskob Basketball team is open to all middle school students at all skill levels and will begin practicing on Tuesday, November 12. Going forward practices will be Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 until games begin next semester. The official sign up for the team will be done when sign ups for the next session of ASP take place. For questions about cost and timing for the new ASP Forms contact Mr. Lopez.  For questions about the basketball team contact Ms. Flores.


In This Issue
Quick Links

Dec./Jan./Feb. Pizza Form

School Google Calendar 

School Notes

Room Parent List

Raskob Spirit Wear Store
Important Dates
Nov. 5-10
Raskob Book Fair
Nov. 6 & 7
Basketball Workshop at lunchtime
Nov. 7
Last Flag Football Practice
Nov. 11
Veteran's Day - No School
Nov. 12
First Basketball Practice
Nov. 13
Alumni Night
Nov. 20
Pizza Forms Due

Now located on the RPA website under Resources

Workshops, Seminars and Speakers
Resiliency Research
Regarding Students with Learning Differences: Protective Factors
Marion Marshall, Professor
HNU Heafey Lounge
Nov. 13 , 3:30-5:00pm

The Whole-Brain Child in the Classroom

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Nov. 14

The deadline for submissions for Thursday Notes is Monday at 5pm. 
Please fill out the online form, if you have any announcements, events, feedback, or calendar items you want to share. For questions, please contact Bridget Rivezzo RPA VP of Communications.

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